Politics

Lone Star State Could Get Lonelier: Texas GOP Close To Vote On Leaving The USA

  • by: Alan Duke

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The Texas Republican Party subcommittee voted to hold a vote at its state convention supporting a referendum on Texas withdrawing from the United States of America.

If the resolution clears one more hurdle with the GOP's permanent platform committee it will be put to a vote on the state convention floor this week.

"We have said this for years, the people of Texas want an open debate and a vote on the issue of independence. None more so than Texas Republicans," Daniel Miller, president of the Texas Nationalist Movement said in a statement Thursday.

At least 10 county delegations adopted secession resolutions during the run up to this week's GOP convention in Dallas.

A subcommittee to the Texas Republican Platform Committee passed the proposal with a two-thirds majority on Wednesday.

The movement's executive director said his group has seen "weak and extremely small amount of opposition at this convention to Texans having a vote on independence."

The vote to support a referendum on Texas independence could take place Thursday.

The last time a state voted to leave the union a civil war broke out.

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